Part 36: Route 13

As soon as you set foot in Lacunosa Town you'll be approached by Professor Juniper and Bianca. Juniper will usher you over to a nearby house, where an old woman will tell you a story of a ferocious Pokémon that supposedly lived in a nearby crater. Juniper draws some comparisons to Zekrom and Reshiram, the stars of Pokémon Black and White, and hastens you onwards to Opelucid Town. Yes ma'am.

But first, exploration! Lacunosa has a fair number of houses to check:
  • To the west of the old woman's house are stairs. Follow them north, then east, to find another house. Inside is a businessman who will give you a Pecha Berry. Sitting on the floor near the businessman is a Metronome.
  • Follow the upper path of Lacunosa Town back west, then head south. You'll see some stairs on your right and a building to the south. Beside the building is a Full Heal.
  • Head back to ground level. If you cross under the bridge that runs east to west through the middle of town, right beside the Pokémon Center, you'll trigger an Xtransceiver call - assuming you picked up the Dropped Item in Nimbasa City.
  • Inside the Pokémon Center is a Psychic. Speak to her and she'll ask about your various Badges. Choose one and she'll tell you the team you used to get the Badge. Neat!
That's all for Lacunosa Town. In the west part of town, near the town's exit, you'll run into Hugh. He'll ask if you've seen Team Plasma lately - and, sure enough, Team Plasma's head honcho Zinzolin will show up with a grunt. You and Hugh will have to get into a team battle to bring the pair to heel.

Team Plasma Grunt and Team Plasma Zinzolin
  • Golbat, level 39 (Grunt)
  • Garbodor, level 39 (Grunt)
  • Cryogonal, level 42 (Zinzolin)
  • Sneasel, level 44 (Zinzolin)
Reward: 9,480 P

These guys aren't too hard, though Zinzolin is definitely the more troublesome of the two. His Cryogonal has a nasty habit of putting up Light Screen and Reflect immediately after the battle starts, making it much more difficult to punch through their defenses. Take it out swiftly with a Fighting- or Fire-type move to simplify matters.

Once you've trounced the Team Plasma goons they'll take off to Opelucid City, and Hugh, impulsive as he ever was, will chase after them. There's nothing else to find in Lacunosa Town at the moment, so once you've healed up your team, give chase.

Part 38: Who knows?